"Thanks to Carnegie Council for visionary leadership and the resolve to convene and maintain this initiative. We -- all of us together -- need to convene and converge a solid and absolutely grounded "universal ethic" that is rooted in…"
"Hi Al. I am interested in your broad "cybernetic" vision. If "cybernetics" ("control and communication in the animal and the machine") were to play a strongly guiding role in our world -- what would that…"
"Thanks for these comments -- posted, I see, in October 2013, so perhaps not entirely current or hot -- but I like what you say, Liu Yixuan, and I like the way you say it.
I'm kinda feeling a burst on all this stuff right now, just kicking…"
"This is a complex and subtle topic, that seems to demand a sophisticated interdisciplinary approach. We need a solution or design framed within the context of something like "system science" ("one world, one system") that…"
"I agree with Al. I like Pope Francis. I thought his scathing comments to the college of cardinals two days ago was a blast of much-needed fresh air. Maybe we can start counting on the Catholics to push for real ethics.I like what…"
"Good question. Your sketch seems exactly right -- "beware the pitfalls of cultural relativism while easing our differences through diplomacy". But what about the profound mysteries of "glocalism" -- that mysterious…"
"Thank you for this excellent and perceptive message. I think some of us need to work on developing a universal ethical alliance interconnecting agencies and businesses everywhere through a common ethical framework that could help bring these…"
We are already living with climate change; and although countries have pledged to limit global warming to 2 °C, success seems highly unlikely. This panel explores how to advance ethical leadership on climate justice globally, nationally, and locally in the years ahead. Topics include the Paris Agreement and commitments going forward, geoengineering governance, the problems in California, and the creative ways the Seychelles are coping.
Every capitalist economy struggles with how to come to terms with greed, says John Paul Rollert, an expert on the intellectual history of capitalism. He describes how our perspective has changed from the Christian view of greed as an unalloyed sin, to the 18th century idea that it could bring positive benefits, to the unabashed "Greed is good" ethos in the movie "Wall Street." Where do we stand now? How can we rehabilitate capitalism?
Next time on Global Ethics Forum, University of Maryland Baltimore County's Professor Kate Brown details the ethical, social, and health costs of nuclear power since World War II. In this excerpt Brown, author of "Plutopia," and journalist Stephanie Sy discuss the little-known Cold War era nuclear production plants in the Soviet Union and Washington State.